HILLVIEW - The rumored demise of Operation Santa is just that - a rumor.
Hillview mayor Jim Eadens said he was very upset that someone would be spreading the rumor that Operation Santa, a program that provides food and toys to area families at Christmas, was in danger of folding.
“It’s really frustrating to me,” said Eadens, whose late father, Bud, was instrumental in getting the holiday program started nearly 25 years ago.
“The rumor is that we are hurting and it won’t survive,” said Eadens. “It’s not true.”